Category Archives: Wafer and Foundries

New 2D Semiconductor Material Will Lead to Faster Chips

February 23, 2016, anysilicon


Research in the field of 2D materials that started approximately five years ago, focusing on developing materials that are one layer thick which would make it faster for atoms to move in a single layer. Currently, transistors and other components used in electronic devices have been made of 3D materials

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TowerJazz Completes Acquisition of Maxim’s Fab

February 02, 2016, anysilicon


TowerJazz, announced today that it completed its previously announced acquisition of an 8-inch wafer fabrication facility in San Antonio, Texas, United States from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:MXIM). This acquisition will expand TowerJazz’s current worldwide manufacturing capacity, cost-effectively increasing its production by about 28,000 wafers per month. The availability of

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MPWs: Catalyst of IC Production Innovation

January 25, 2016, anysilicon

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Necessity is the mother of invention. For the semiconductor industry, the emergence of Multi-Project Wafers (MPWs) is no exception to the rule. This fundamental enabler of affordable IC fabrication emerged in the 1970’s to help university researchers and silicon entrepreneurs prototype their Integrated Circuits (ICs) and demonstrate their work. It

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Top Semiconductor Foundries Capacity 2015-2016 (Infographic)

January 21, 2016, anysilicon

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On a yearly basis, AnySilicon provides a snapshot of top semiconductor foundries wafer capacity, based on available data on their website. In our last yearly report , we have presented semiconductor foundries capacity ranking of the top 4 pure-play wafer fabs: TSMC, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, UMC and SMIC. This year, our report has

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Foundry Ranking Capacity 2015

January 07, 2016, anysilicon


IC Insights has released its Global Wafer Capacity 2016-2020 report that provides in-depth detail and analysis of foundry ranking capacity by wafer size, by process geometry, by region, and by product type. The new report provides a ranking of the industry’s 25 largest IC manufacturers and foundries in terms of installed

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BiCMOS process overview

October 22, 2015, anysilicon


While the entire semiconductor industry is excited about FinFET and FDSOI process technologies, there is one semiconductor technology that considered by engineers as “the process for real men” and it’s called BiCMOS.
BiCMOS process is essentially a combination of Bipolar transistor and CMOS transistors, it offers many technical advantages

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